In Particular

What is the main conflict in In Particular by Elena Karina Byrne?

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The main conflict in the poem, In Particular, revolves around crisis situations and the way in which in the unconscious mind plays a role is in a "sudden disaster" or other intense situations. As with creative inspiration, the primitive mind recognizes a situation before the conscious mind. In the poem, Byrne visualizes the effect of this recognition by demonstrating how, in these intense situations, time can seem to stand still, as the unconscious mind snaps from its normal dormant status to high alert, examining the aspects of a person's surroundings in detail, in an attempt to provide the conscious mind with the information it needs to act.

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In Particular